• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Why join us?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making. Individual membership, valued at 54 USD per year, is currently free .

Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making. Join our new page on LinkedIn.

Evidence 2018

Evidence 2018 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will take place from 25 - 28 September 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

Online training: Synthesis methods for systematic reviews

February 22, 2018

This distance-learning short course is designed for experienced researchers who want to gain an advanced working knowledge of synthesis methods for systematic reviews. It runs over 11 weeks. You’ll learn the critical and technical skills essential for working in the field of evidence-informed policy and practice. You’ll study alongside researchers from a diverse range of public policy sectors and disciplines. As […]

Call for applications: CARTA PhD Fellowships 2018/2019

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of eight African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research. The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to […]

Africa Evidence Network Reference Group: Applications open

February 15, 2018

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) is wanting to provide its members with more opportunities to get actively involved in shaping the future of the Network. This year, the Network is piloting new initiatives; among them is the AEN Reference Group. What is the purpose of the Reference Group? The Reference Group is open to any AEN member and […]